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What sort of things can I do to lower my blood pressure?

What sort of things can I do to lower my blood pressure? I m 16 years old. I am at a normal weight (although I gained 20 pounds in the past 2 months, still at normal weight) Also, doc said my heart and lungs were doing well, but my blood pressure was 142 over 86 while my younger brother s was only 114 over sixty something. What can I do to lower it?
Wed, 14 Sep 2011
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Hi,Debashish,
Thanks for query,
With one time measuring it should be presumed that you have high bp.
Go for regular checking of bp for some time and keep record.
Then consult your doctor and seek his advice.
Take less salt,
Avoid fried,fat and junk food.
Do regular exercise daily for 30-40 mnt for 5 days in a week.
Avoid stress.
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